Mary Byrne and Cheri Kiesecker: Invisible analytics, profiling, sharing or selling of data collected without consent or knowledge makes every Internet user vulnerable.
Jane Robbins: Individuals should be free to accomplish their own dreams by virtue of their unique characteristics. Impersonal algorithms should not block that chance.
Norfolk Public Schools in Virginia illegally posted dozens of students’ private health information online, as part of the district’s crisis plans The Virginian Pilot reports.
A class action lawsuit was filed against ACT by a group of disabled students and parents of disabled students for release of their disability status.
What a Georgia Parent discovered should be a warning to all parents of school-age children: Monitor everything that goes on in the classroom.
Natasha Singer in The New York Times wrote about how student data collected by the College Board through surveys connected with the SAT and PSAT.
A study from Fordham Law School’s Center on Law and Information Policy uncovered and documented an overall lack of transparency in the student information commercial marketplace and an absence of law to protect student information.
Jane Robbins, a senior fellow with American Principles Project, was one of four witnesses to testify during the House Committee on Education and the Workforce’s hearing on Evidence-Based Policymaking and the Future of Education.
The U.S. Department of Education recently found that the Agora Cyber Charter School in Pennsylvania did violate the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) almost five years after the complaint was made.
With all of the student data mining and schools, districts and states storing those records electronically who is surprised by hackers targeting that data?